Monthly Archives: January 2017

Shooting victim dies, investigators seek help from public

The death of a man who was shot in his home earlier this month has prompted Lexington County detectives to ask the public for assistance in what’s been re-categorized as a homicide investigation. 57-year-old David Washington, known to many as "John Jr.," was injured when multiple shots were fired into his Sumter Street home in West Columbia on Jan. 8, according to…
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Devices can protect your car from theft

I often share with you on my blog about how you can help us. I do so because I know that when we work together to improve our community, it becomes that much safer and that much more of a great place to live and raise a family. In this week’s blog entry, I want…
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Sheriff Koon moving forward with body cam purchase

Sheriff Jay Koon has received approval from the Lexington County Council to use state dollars to start a body camera pilot program. “I’m thankful to council for supporting our plan. Body cameras are valuable tools that our citizens expect us to have,” Koon said. “They help us be transparent and accountable to those we protect…
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Ban on certain items to be lifted at Lexington County Judicial Center

Certain personal items that have been forbidden at the Lexington County Judicial Center since 2015 will be allowed in starting Jan. 30. “After consulting with Sheriff Jay Koon and his deputies who provide security at the courthouse, I’ve made the decision to allow cellphones, bags and strollers into the courthouse,” Lexington County Clerk of Court…
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